Chris Tomlin for Angel Armies

| 2021 Honorees



Wes Campbell & Dave Wagner for Thriving Children's Foundation (TCA)

| 2021 Honorees

The extraordinary fundraising organization Thriving Charity Advocates, was founded in 2016 by artist managers, Wes Campbell and Dave Wagner.  

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Wesley (Wes) Campbell, has been an innovator in the Christian music industry for more than thirty years. Having come to America from Australia in the late 80’s, he quickly established a reputation as an out-of-the-box thinker and successful entrepreneur. 

Campbell and Wagner are well known industry-wide, for their unyielding work; bringing over 50 years of collective music industry experience, specializing in the areas of marketing, event management, tour promotion, innovation and entertainment counsel.

Thriving Charity Advocates serves as a boutique brokerage of opportunities to impact the forgotten, marginalized and poor by connecting artists, tours and live events with humanitarian organizations to leverage the stage and empower audiences to raise the funds necessary to change lives here and around the world in a tangible way. 

Registered in all 50 states, Thriving Charity Advocates has resulted in more than 100,000 children being sponsored within the first 48 months alone, while striving to offer a more proficient model to the industry that could serve multiple non-profits from a central hub of like-minded experts while protecting the financial privacy and discretion of the artists. 

The Gospel Music Association honors Wes Campbell and Dave Wagner for raising up Thriving Charity Advocates.  An innovative solution aimed at the heart of children.  


Steve Moore for The Shalom Foundation

| 2021 Honorees

Shalom means: peace, safety, completeness, soundness and harmony... A powerful blessing. Founded by country music industry giant Steve Moore. 

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The Shalom Foundation’s mission is to bring healing and hope to vulnerable children in Guatemala by demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ and providing free, life-changing medical and surgical care. Hope, for the children and the families in Guatemala, is understanding for the first time, that there is something more to life than what was dealt to them.

The Shalom Foundation opened The Moore Pediatric Surgery Center, Guatemala’s only pediatric surgery center in 2011 and began providing free, world-class surgeries to children who otherwise wouldn’t have access to any such care.

The Moore Center addresses the need for critical surgical care by providing an international destination for children’s hospitals, medical centers, and medical teams across the country.

Since opening its doors, The Moore Center has provided over 7,000 children with life-changing surgeries, hosted over 115 surgical mission teams, and provided hope to thousands of families each year.

The Gospel Music Association salutes Steve Moore for putting his faith to action.  The impact of the Shalom Foundation has reached across borders to change lives and serve those in need.  


Willie Moore Jr. for Bethany Christian Services

| 2021 Honorees

Willie Moore, Jr is an ordained minister from St. Louis Missouri. He is a multi-talented actor, producer, comedian, nationally syndicated radio host and R&B artist.

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The Stellar Nominated Inspirational Artist and host of the, “Willie Moore, Jr Show” has been recognized as a fan-favorite amongst today’s generation reaching 1.7 million people weekly hosting, top entertainers and celebrities.

Adopted at three months old, Moore is a husband and father of four phenomenal children. Moore has had a passion to help others and is an adoption advocate with a heart for finding families for children in need of forever homes. His pursuit to make a difference led him to Washington DC as an advocate and eventually to Bethany Christian Services.

In 2018 Moore became the Global Ambassador for Bethany Christian Services, a Children’s advocacy group formed over 75 years ago, Today, Bethany works in more than 30 states and more than a dozen countries worldwide, serving more than 50,000 people every year.

Bethany partnered with Willie Moore Jr. to celebrate the beauty of adoption and raise awareness amongst African American families and the church. To date, through this partnership, Willie has helped Bethany to identify roughly 400 African American families interested in adoption.

Moore’s notable and relentless efforts that he contributes throughout the community and the world over continues to transform lives and will impact generations to come.

The Gospel Music Association congratulates Willie Moore, Jr for using his story to pay it forward and for his superlative work with Bethany Christian Services.